Saturday, November 7, 2015

Rainbow revisited

For the 40th Adult Beginners Forum recital, one suggestion was to revisit an early piece. Somewhere Over the Rainbow was one of the first pieces I learned when I started in March of 2012. Here is the link to the new version (link). Enjoy.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

The Southwind (old Irish folk tune)

The Southwind was one of the first tunes I learned on pennywhistle. I adapted it for piano. Here is the link

It is my contribution to the August 2015 Adult Beginners Forum recital. The entire recital can be played at link2


Saturday, May 16, 2015

Con Te Partiro (Time to Say Goodbye)

My May 2015 ABF recital piece is Con Te Partiro. Instrument is a Casio PX150 digital piano. This time I recorded on board, then played back "live" and recorded the audio to a voice recorder. Hopefully, this makes for a recording with more life.

Here is the link to the MP3 (link).  Piano lovers can find the entire recital of over 50 submissions at link2.

From the Wiki
"Con te partirò" (literally "I will leave with you") is an Italian song written by Francesco Sartori (music) and Lucio Quarantotto (lyrics). It was first performed by Andrea Bocelli at the 1995 Sanremo Festival and recorded on his album of the same year, Bocelli. The single was first released as an A-side single with "Vivere" in 1995, topping the charts, first in France, where it became one of the best selling singles of all time, and then in Belgium, breaking the all-time record sales there.

A second version of the song, sung partly in English, released in 1996 as "Time to Say Goodbye", paired Bocelli with English soprano Sarah Brightman, and achieved even greater success, topping charts all across Europe, including Germany, where it became the biggest-selling single in history. Brightman and Bocelli produced a version with Brightman singing in German and Bocelli in Italian, with this version being available on the CD Time to Say Goodbye. That version alone has now sold more than 12 million copies worldwide, making it one of best-selling singles of all time.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Mockingbird, February 2015 ABF virtual recital.

New upload is called Mockingbird. I started with a left hand motif and developed it. It is in C minor. The title comes from the call and response nature of some phrases, which remind me of how mockingbirds imitate other bird calls. Link1 to MP3 at

I submitted this for the February 2015 ABF recital. Those that love piano music can listen to 60+ piano uploads by other amateurs with this online player (link2 to text thread, link3 to player).